Working together to solve poverty in Hartlepool
Hartlepool Food Network collect fresh food and re-distributes it to people through a network of volunteer drivers and agencies. We collect from local supermarkets, businesses and growers to ensure that as little food as possible is wasted. We have a number of “community fridges” located throughout the town to store food in, it is then taken by those who can use it so that as little waste is produced as possible.
Our team of volunteer drivers collect surplus food from retailers which would have otherwise been disposed of. We then re-distribute this food to people experiencing food poverty through a network of community and voluntary agencies.
Our Food and Fuel Fair’s are hosted regularly throughout the year in different community locations. We can connect you to services which can improve your daily living such as benefit advice, energy advice and mental health support. You can also get a free slow cooker and recipe book aimed at helping you eat healthier for less.